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Table 1 Inclusion, non-inclusion, and exclusion criteria

From: Impact of uterine contractility on quality of life of women undergoing uterine fibroid embolization

Inclusion criteria
• Women aged 25–45 years with symptomatic fibroids and indications for embolization undergoing UFE
• MRI performed up to 30 days before UFE and up to 6 months after UFE
Non-inclusion criteria
• Patients on hormonal blockade (GnRH analogues)
• Changes in hormone profile suggestive of menopause
• Exclusively submucosal or subserosal fibroids
• Patients undergoing fertility therapies or assisted reproduction techniques (in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, intrauterine insemination)
Exclusion criteria
• Fibroids with radiological signs predictive of UFE failure, such as calcifications and absence of vascularization
• Clinical or radiological suspicion of malignancy
• Refusal to participate